NCCP Multisport Workshop (Tobique)
Tobique First Nation will be hosting a National Coaching Certification Program Multisport workshop on February 20th, 2011. The course will run from 8:30-4:30pm. The location will be announced soon.
What is the NCCP?
The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is a collaborative program of the government of Canada, the provincial/territorial governments, national and provincial sport federations and the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). This partnership, in place since 1974, is largely responsible for building an internationally recognized coach education program for coaching development in over 65 different sports in French and English.
Increasingly, sports rely on NCCP certification as a benchmark qualification for coaching assignments, both volunteer and paid. The program is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of coaches – from those who introduce young children to sport to those who work with Canada’s high performance athletes. With the transition to a competency-based approach, sports are becoming more confident in the relevancy of the sport-specific and generic coaching knowledge that the NCCP delivers.
The new NCCP model is made up of three streams and a total of eight contexts, each with its own coaching requirements. Each sport is responsible for identifying how many of the eight contexts are relevant to their sport.
Good coaches have the right qualifications and training in order to effectively deliver their services, especially when young people are involved. The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and its partners have developed a training and certification program to help coaches become better.
Delivery of the multi-sport modules is done by the Coach NB, with financial support from the Government of New Brunswick, Department of Wellness, Culture and Sport. The sport specific and technical courses are delivered by individual Provincial Sport Organizations.